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The Season of Us

(2016)
A novel by

 
Against the irresistible backdrop of Christmas in New England, bestselling author Holly Chamberlin creates a heartfelt and memorable novel - a story of reunited family, new beginnings, and unconditional love - the best gift of all.

To outsiders, Appleville, New Hampshire, is a storybook small town complete with a little white church and a gazebo on the village green. To Gincy Gannon Luongo, it was a place to escape from, as quickly and as permanently as she could. Since she moved away twenty years ago, Appleville has been her hometown in name only. But at her brother Tommy's urging, Gincy is coming back to visit their recently widowed mother in the weeks leading up to Christmas - and she's bringing her teenage daughter, Tamsin, with her.

Ellen Gannon, once feisty and strong-willed, is mired in depression six months after losing her husband. Tommy isn't doing much better. Gincy starts restoring order to the household in her usual practical way, but the real issues run much deeper than an empty fridge or an unpaid bill. Imagined slights and lingering resentments have created chasms between them all.

With each passing day, Gincy realizes she has seriously undervalued her mother and underestimated her brother. Only now, with the support of her husband, daughter, and best friends, is she starting to see how much she may have missed. For beyond the surface of every family and every picturesque town is something more complicated but infinitely more rewarding - a tapestry of those small acts of acceptance, love, and loyalty that could transform this Christmas into the best Gincy's ever known.

Praise for The Season of Us

"Chamberlin offers a warm and witty tale of two women who learn how to relate to one another after years of misunderstandings and hurt feelings, set in picturesque New England. This heartfelt and emotional story will appeal to members of the Sandwich Generation or anyone who has had to set aside long-buried childhood resentments for the well-being of an aging parent. Fans of Elin Hilderbrand and Wendy Wax will adore this genuine exploration of family bonds, personal growth, and acceptance." - Booklist

"Chamberlin (Seashell Season) successfully portrays a family at their best and worst as they struggle through their first holiday without a beloved husband and father and have to redefine their relationships." - Library Journal

"Chamberlin's feel-good holiday tale is about love, hope, and going home again - minus the arrogant blinders of youth. Delivered via a pleasant yet honest conversational narrative with injections of humor, readers get a very intimate fly-on-the-wall perspective of a family still grieving the death of its patriarch. The characters are genuine and play their respective parts wonderfully. But it's the way the author expertly dissects the dynamics of the family and her star's progression from uncompromising to compassionate that awes." - RT Book Reviews, 4 Stars

Genre: General Fiction
 
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Used availability for Holly Chamberlin's The Season of Us


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Hardback Editions

December 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Season of Us (Thorndike Press Large Print Clean Reads)
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-4104-9489-6 / 978-1-4104-9489-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-4967-0681-1 / 978-1-4967-0681-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2017 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-4967-0682-X / 978-1-4967-0682-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-4967-0725-7 / 978-1-4967-0725-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

September 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-5226-5314-7 / 978-1-5226-5314-1
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
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September 2017 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-5226-5315-5 / 978-1-5226-5315-8
Publisher: Brilliance Corp
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-5226-5311-2 / 978-1-5226-5311-0
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-5226-5312-0 / 978-1-5226-5312-7
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
ISBN: 1-5226-5313-9 / 978-1-5226-5313-4
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   

Kindle Editions

October 2016 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Season of Us
Author(s): Holly Chamberlin
Publisher: Kensington
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